There is something rather wonderful about this time of year. Having family all together to catch up and celebrate, and reminisce on the year just past. Our Christmas, this year, was just that. A celebration of the wonderful 2012 we have had – particularly with the newest addition to our family… And I went a little crazy with the camera, so be prepared for photo overload! I could really break this post up into 2 or 3 posts, but I’m going to jam it all into one. Our Christmas, as I mentioned, was delightful indeed. I was lucky to have my mum and brother travel to Canberra to join us and Mr BBB’s family for Christmas lunch, which we hosted at our house. The day started before 6am, as Mum and I finished the final touches on the table, the food and the desserts. Charlotte woke at 7am, and had fun checking our her ‘Santa’ gifts. And by 11am, Mr BBB’s family had arrived, and our library was transformed into quite the present explosion! We broke out the cocktails and nibbles, and passed around the presents. And I can well and truly say this little Miss was SPOILT rotten by her grandparents, aunty, uncle and cousins (and friends, and neighbours….). Oh and her parents too! And I didn’t fare too badly either, with a new ICECREAM maker, purse, magazine subscription, recipe books, movie voucher and a massage voucher! By 1pm the presents had been opened, cocktails had been consumed and our tummies were rumbling. So it was time to move into the living room for lunch. On the menu, we had prawn cocktails to start, and Christmas meats and a selection of vegetable sides for the main course. Washed down with some fine bubbles. My plate: It was lovely that Miss C is now old enough to join us for lunch, and she impressed us all by gobbling up a full plate of Christmas food! She was not a fan, however, of her Christmas hat The afternoon was spent toying with our new Christmas presents, playing a few games of Pictionary and waiting for our lunch to digest! We were actually so full from lunch that we didn’t even make a start on dessert until day turned into night! But slowly as the clock ticked by, our appetites returned, and we headed to the dessert table for dinner! Featuring a rocky road Christmas tree, meringue trees, rum balls and a summer berry trifle. And it was was with some caution we sliced up the rocky road tree for all to enjoy. It really was a memorable Christmas, and I felt so blessed to be celebrating the occasion with most of my nearest and dearest. Charlotte loved the attention, but was certainly exhausted by the end of the day (as was I!). A fine start to this Summer of fun! What about you? What did you get up to this Christmas?